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  1. LianeH

    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to find the service records of Walter Henry Hawes (b.1902 Palgrave, Suffolk).

    In 1941 he was listed on his daughters birth certificate as being a police constable in the Metropolitan Police.

    I have searched the records on the National Archives website but can find no info.

    Any other ideas? Wondering as it was war time if he was enlisted by the war office into the police because of his age (39/40 he might have been considered too old to fight).

    This is the first police record I have on my tree so its a learning curve.

    Thanks for any help from the great brains here at TD
     
  2. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    In the middle of cooking tea at the moment Liane. When I've eaten will take a look at my policeman's stuff that's been found (with the help of TDers of course!) to jog my memory.:)
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    thanks Sis but enjoy your dinner first.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Are they on London Metro.Archives?
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    .https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/family-history/Pages/default.aspx
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    ooh that didn't come up on my google search. Mr Google said that the City of London police records were there but I will check. Thanks Wendy
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Not much help I'm afraid Liane. The info I've got is from the National Archives and was from the 1870's/80's.
     
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    That's the same as me but thanks for looking Sis
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Have you seen this site Liane?
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    https://www.metpolicehistory.co.uk/met-police-family-history.html
     
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    Thanks Ann, a very useful site. I will wait to see when they next open to the public and I think a day trip will be in order - I might even get a pub lunch as well?;)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Mine was a memory thing-not Google- as when I was looking about, every thing seemed to be at LMA.

    Thanks Anne from me to a I have a couple of chaps who were in the force. I should have looked in my History or 'saves'.
     
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